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May 21, 2012

Six Ivies Named to Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Teams

2011-12 Capital One Academic All-District® At-Large Teams

Portions courtesy of Brown Sports Information, Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Cornell, Harvard and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Six Ivies representing five sports were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District® Men's and Women’s At-Large Teams, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Monday.

On the women's side Harvard senior lacrosse player Melanie Baskind was joined by a pair of gymnasts, Brown senior Katie Goddard and Cornell senior Bethany Neczypor, on the District 1 team.

On the men's side, Cornell sophomore ice hockey player Andy Iles joined Dartmouth senior skier Eric Packer on the District 1 team, while Princeton junior fencer Jonathan Yergler was named to the District 2 squad.

Baskind earned her second CoSIDA Academic All-District honor of 2011-12, as she received Academic All-America first team accolades in the fall as a member of the women's soccer team. In the spring, Baskind is majoring in Neurobiology and has a 3.74 GPA. She was named second-team All-Ivy as a midfielder on the Crimson women’s lacrosse team.

Goddard, a member of the 2011-12 Winter Academic All-Ivy team, served as team captain of Brown gymnastics. She was named ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and on March 13 earned ECAC Specialist of the Week honors. Goddard tied for ninth on the floor exercise at the ECAC Championships with a score of 9.750. She holds a 4.00 GPA while majoring in Public Policy & American Institutions.

Neczypor is a Psychology major with a 4.01 GPA. She is a member of Cornell’s 400 Club, which recognizes student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA. Neczypor earned USAG All-America honors on bars and beam in 2011, becoming just the eighth Cornell gymnast to earn accolades in multiple events in a single season.

Iles earned Cornell’s Nicky Bawlf Award as the team’s most valuable player after posting a 19-9-7 record with a 2.12 goals against average between the pipes for the Big Red. Iles holds 3.58 grade point average wile majoring in Biological Sciences.

Packer earned the honor for the second-straight year, as he was named to the Academic All-America At-Large Third Team last season. The Engineering major holds a 3.86 GPA and was just as successful on the slopes, earning All-America honors in both the 20K classic and 10K freestyle races at the NCAA Championships.

Yergler, who has a 3.37 GPA while majoring in Psychology, became the first Princeton fencer since 2001 to earn an NCAA individual title when he took the epee championship.

The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

The Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.